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Tatyana McFadden Wins Yet Another Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Race

The most decorated champion in Chicago Marathon history has notched yet another Windy City win in the women's wheelchair event

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    Tatyana McFadden’s reign over the Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues. The most decorated champion in Chicago Marathon history has notched yet another Windy City win in the women's wheelchair event. (Published Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017)

    Tatyana McFadden’s reign over the Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues.

    The most decorated champion in Chicago Marathon history has notched yet another Windy City win in the women's wheelchair event.

    The victory follows a rocky start to her 2017 season. 

    McFadden had suffered from blood clots before the Boston Marathon and competed just a few weeks after having surgery. Though she notched a new personal best, she finished in fourth place after being undefeated in Boston since 2013.

    The 2017 Chicago race was a tight one for McFadden, who beat out her competition in the final climb.

    "It was coming down to a sprint race but you know the last climb really kind of saves me because I love to climb," McFadden said. 

    The hometown favorite says her health is improving and she was using the marathon as part of her excercise routine. 

    "Racing for home and racing for family - I absolutely love this," she said. 

    "Couldn't ask for a better day," she added. 

    Check back for more on this developing story.

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